Christmas Wreath Pudding

Christmas inspired Chocolate dessert with spice dark chocolate sponge and white chocolate-orange mousse on a bed of orange gel, candied ginger, crystalised walnuts, and a Christmas pudding gelato.   Yield: 8 portions Preparation time: 3 hours Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients CHOCOLATE SPONGE 150 g dark chocolate, chopped 150 g butter, room temperature…

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Travelstart Black Friday TV Adverts

Egg Films in conjunction with M&C Saatchi Abel approached us to design and create 4 type pieces for Travelstart’s Black Friday deals this year. Source Food was involved in developing the type pieces by researching and applying the correct ingredients and dishes to each country. We created mockups of the type and layout first, and…

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Interview With Dietician, Alex Royal

Alex Royal Kirby Hendricks Alex Royal runs her own Dietetics and Nutrigenomics practice alongside Kirby Hendricks, called Alex Royal Dietetics. Alex studied at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Cape Town, ultimately achieving her Med Hons in Nutrition and Dietetics. She completed her internship and Community Service at Groote Schuur Hospital and…

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Interview With Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams

In an ongoing series of interviews, Source profiles the most talented chefs in South Africa. This week we interviewed Canadian-born chef, Jocelyn Myers-Adams, the Executive Chef of the Table Bay Hotel. Internationally trained, locally inspired, and critically acclaimed, Jocelyn Myers-Adams is a person that aspiring cooks and professional chefs can learn from. “If you want…

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Wild Mushrooms – A Source Of Inspiration

Do you know your mushrooms? Wild, or exotic mushrooms are a delicious & dramatic addition to stir-fries, soup, risotto and pastas. Types of wild mushrooms: Enoki are thin and stringy white mushrooms with a pleasant mild taste. Use as a garnish for stir-fries and fish dishes, adding at the last minute to preserve shape and texture.…

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WINTER WARMER: ROAST CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH CHORIZO AND CHICKPEAS

The oldest evidence for soup is from 6,000 B.C. and the recipe calls for hippopotamus and sparrow meat…we’re quite happy to stick with chicken or beef… OR, even better, this delicious and filling roast cauliflower soup with chorizo and chickpeas from Gourmet Traveller! It will keep you warm and happy this winter! Image from www.gourmettraveller.com.au  Ingredients 1.25…

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STRAWBERRY, BASIL AND PARMESAN SALAD

Perhaps you’ll  ‘discover something new’ with our delicious recipe uniting strawberries and Parmesan… Did you know that they make the perfect combination? Try this fantastic recipe for a light strawberry, basil and Parmesan salad which pairs perfectly with a glass of Champagne. Happy Wednesday. Serves: 2 Preparation time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 punnet of strawberries, cleaned and…

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JAPANESE MANDOLIN – A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

Image from chicagowellness.blogspot.com This week’s Source of Inspiration, inspired by Source Food’s Gary Power and his appreciation of this must-have kitchen tool, is the Japanese mandolin. It’s a Japanese-style benriner, sometimes called a Japanese mandoline, an Asian mandoline (or mandolin) or a V-Slicer. They are extraordinarily handy in the kitchen, transforming raw vegetables into perfectly thin…

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CRISPY ASIAN LETTUCE WRAPS WITH PEANUT AND SESAME DRIZZLE

Image from dailyburn.com These beautifully fragrant and healthy wraps are perfect for a summer starter or even served as canapés! Low carb and delicious! Ingredients For the sauce 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 tablespoon minced onion 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice For the filling 50g peanuts…

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PUMPKIN SPICED CUPCAKES WITH PEANUT CRUNCH

Image from www.tryanythingonceculinary.com Happy Halloween! We hope you have a fa-boo-lous day filled with lots of spooky surprises and frightful delights like these terrifyingly tasty Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes. Yields: 24 Cupcakes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients 3 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground…

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MONDAY MADE EASY: FRESH BASIL, PARMESAN AND TOMATO SPAGHETTI

This Monday Made Easy recipe is an absolute classic. Fresh basil, tomato and parmesan spaghetti. Ingredients handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped 1 medium onion, finally chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finally chopped 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 tsp sugar olive oil 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar salt pepper 250g spaghetti 15g parmesan cheese Method 1 Fill a…

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CHOCOLATE PAVLOVA WITH MACERATED STRAWBERRIES AND CHANTILLY CREAM

Image from www.recipeshubs.com Ooo la la… Saturday just got a whole lot sexier with this Chocolate Pavlova topped with strawberries and chantily cream. Enjoy Ingredients For the chocolate pavlova: 4 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon lemon juice 200g castor sugar 1 teaspoon of white vinegar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon corn flour 2 tablespoon cocoa powder…

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VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS WITH DIPPING SAUCE

Image from rerikhsmolovoy.livejournal.com Full of fragrant flavour and served with a delicious dipping sauce, these Vietnamese-inspired rolls make an impressive quick and fresh meal. Makes 8 rolls Ingredients For the spring rolls 12 medium prawns, peeled and deveined 50g rice vermicelli 8 round rice paper wrappers (and a few extra for the whoopsies) ½ cup bean sprouts…

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SPRING VEGGIE CASSEROLE WITH LITTLE HERB DUMPLINGS

This Spring veggie casserole with little herb dumplings will make even the most ardent carnivore at the table smile broadly. Serves: 6 Preparation time: 45 minutes Cooking time 45 minutes Ingredients 100g self-rising flour 50g cubed butter at room temperature 50g mature cheddar finely grated 90ml parsley chopped 90ml olive oil 8 shallots peeled and diced…

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INTERVIEW WITH CHEF SHARON GLASS

In an on-going series of interviews, Source profiles prominent individuals involved in the South African food industry to discover their personal stories, motivations and to share their advice. This month we interviewed Chef Sharon Glass, bestselling author of numerous South African cookbooks, television personality, celebrity chef and the inspirational force behind her flourishing cookery school in…

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FLAKED SALMON SALAD WITH A CHILLI LEMON DRESSING

This is a fantastic salad for a Spring evening meal. Fresh herbs, mixed leaves, baby potatoes topped with flaked salmon and a zesty chilli and lemon dressing. Absolutely delicious. Image from www.foodnetwork.com Serves 6 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients 500g baby potatoes halved 200g asparagus tips 1 pack courgettes, ends cut off,…

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VITELLO TONNATO

Vitello Tonnato, chilled veal in a creamy tuna sauce, is a classic Italian antipasto dish, but it’s also the perfect dish for a light Saturday Spring lunch. Image from ricette.giallozafferano.it image: www.janluijk.nl Ingredients 1 veal loin, rolled tightly in cling wrap into a sausage shape and tied off on both ends 1 cup chicken stock 1…

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For The Love Of Baking – Interview With Chef Sarah Dall

Source Food’s, Selena Afnan-Holmes interviews food stylist and passionate cook Sarah Dalland discusses her debut cookbook ‘For the love of Baking’ that just landed on South African bookshelves in August 2014. Food and cooking are food stylist extraordinaire Sarah Dall’s passions. For as long as she can remember Sarah knew that her career would revolve around her…

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PAD THAI

Mid week entertaining needn’t be stressful. Impress your guests with this delicious Thai meal paired with a Bolan cocktail, which is designed to enhance the fragrant flavours from the East. Pad Thai Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 125g rice noodles 45ml lime juice 2.5ml cayenne pepper 1 tsp castor…

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CHICKEN STIR-FRY PAIRED WITH A DELICIOUS ELDERFLOWER COCKTAIL

This is Grant’s go-to recipe for a packed-with-flavour Chicken Stir-fry that he serves paired with an Elderflower Collins cocktail. Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients 30ml olive oil 80ml sesame seed oil 1.2kg chicken breasts 300g broccoli cut into florets 250g shiitake mushrooms 2-3 courgettes…

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CRANBERRY AND PISTACHIO STUFFING – CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Cranberries and pistachios add gorgeous Christmas colour to this traditional stuffing recipe. Christmas in July: Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Stuffing Image from ginandcrumpets.com Ingredients: 1 tablespoon sage, chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped 2 teaspoons salt to taste ½ teaspoon pepper to taste 30 g Dijon mustard 5 garlic cloves, minced and sweated…

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POFFERTJES

These sweet mini pancakes are sold on the streets in Dutch villages. They are different from American pancakes in that they are fluffier. They are sold sprinkled with icing sugar and melted butter. The recipe was adapted from Dutch Cooking Today (Kook ook Holland) Image from kreatiewekosidees.com Ingredients 400ml milk 15 g fresh yeast or 7…

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PATATAS BRAVAS

Patatas Bravas are commonly served in bars throughout Spain and the perfect snack when watching the game. This simple and delicious recipe from BBC Good Food will be a big hit, especially with the men! Image from www.foodnetwork.com Ingredients For the sauce 3 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 227g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato…

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MEAT FREE MONDAY – TOFU, TAT SOI & SHIMEJI STIR-FRY

Try this drool-licious Meat Free Monday stir-fry which is quick & easy to prepare, and also a fantastically healthy dinner to help you not break your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. You’re welcome 🙂 Tofu, tat soi and shimeji mushroom stir-fry Delicious served with steamed rice Ingredients Serves 4 3 tbsp (45ml) sunflower oil 400g tofu, drained…

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Meat Free Monday – New Year’s Resolution Stir-fry

A new year with new beginnings and mostly the same old resolutions. We haven’t done any research, just the general chit-chat amongst friends, but we reckon a majority of peoples resolutions include “eating healthier” along with get to the gym, and make more money… Now we can’t help you with the gym or the moola but…

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Meat Free monday – Bulgur Wheat Salad

Natalie discovered this yummy bulgur wheat salad which was featured in Crush (issue 36) and is the creation of the fantastic Carey Boucher-Erasmus from Bits of Carey. Nats cannot wait to make it for her Meat Free Monday dinner tonight. Image from www.yuppiechef.com Carey says “Bulgur wheat is high in fibre and protein so it’s perfect…

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Meat Free Monday – Gary’s Quinoa, Avo & Artichoke Salad

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa.” Quinoa has now been singled out by the FAO as a food with “high nutritive value,” impressive biodiversity, and an important role to play in the achievement of food…

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Meat Free Monday – Caramelized Beetroot Tarte Tatin

Image from www.taste.com.au We love Meat Free Monday because we like to imagine everyone in their kitchens, with pots boiling and mixtures mixing, wearing aprons that look like lab coats, experimenting with veggies and meat-free recipes much to the delight of friends and family who were lucky enough to be invited over for this meat-free Monday…

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A Russian kitchen team, an Italian head chef, an English speaking South African & an interpreter walk into a SA themed Gala Dinner

Source Food went jet-setting in September when our head chef was invited to fly over to Moscow to run a South African themed Gala Dinner hosted by Quest Travel. This Russian, high end, travel company approached Source Food to add a true local authenticity to the evening. Jonathan, our Operations Director & a regular on…

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